Friday, November 22nd:  PIP – it’s about Chocolate!  6PM – RSVP is required and to date we have a great turnout.  Hope you can make it.  (Remember:  bring your own beverage and perhaps a chair – nothing else required other than your sweet tooth!)  Please RSVP to Kate Carter no later than November 15th.  We have to get the chocolate makers making.

If you did not RSVP yet and want to join in, let me know today, please!  We have a fabulous turnout so far, and I am guessing we could share a few more pieces of chocolate!

Toys for totsWe will begin collecting Toys for Tots at the Chocolate Party and continue to do up to and including the December PIP.  Please remember – unwrapped NEW age appropriate gifts only.  See the list below for some terrific inspirations.  Let’s show the full extent of our CCCA generosity and have 100% participation.  All gifts are donated anonymously but do stay locally in our community.  It’s a feel good thing!

            Toy collection starts at the PIP this Friday.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH – theme to be announced – continuation of Toys for Tots collection.  Toys can also be collected by contacting Kate Carter

            Theme will be announced after the chocolate party!

Kate Carter ( 941-544-6232

Inspirations for Toys for Tots:

BIrth – 2 Years

  • Bath toys
  • Blocks
  • Board books
  • Stacking toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Soft Squeeze Balls
  • Plastic Keys On Rings
  • Play Gyms
  • Soft Dolls
  • Blankets
  • Musical toys

3-4 Years

  • Arts & crafts
  • Books (story & activity)
  • Dress-up / pretend play
  • Games and puzzles
  • Musical instruments
  • Outdoor toys
  • Riding Toys

5-7 Years

  • Action figures
  • Construction toys
  • Dolls & accessories
  • Puzzles & brain teasers
  • Play sets
  • Books

8-11 Years

  • Arts & crafts
  • Building & models
  • Gadgets & electronic toys
  • Remote control vehicles
  • Board Games
  • Sporting Equipment

12-16 Years

  • Collectible dolls & figures
  • Games
  • MP3 players & radios
  • Sports equipment
  • Jewelry making kits
  • Journals
  • Make Up Brush sets
  • Nail polish sets
  • Purses/cosmetic bags
  • Hair Accessories
  • Books
  • Hats/Baseball Caps
  • Yo-Yos
  • Backpacks
  • Nerf items
  • Remote control vehicles

Batteries for toys requiring them are always appreciated AND are an extra bonus for the recipient!